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Our Wicklow Heritage: Making Local History

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Brockagh Resource Centre

Laragh

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This event is organised as an action of the County Wicklow Heritage Plan and aims to highlight the important role of local historical societies in county Wicklow and to explore opportunities to support and strengthen this role.

We are delighted to confirm that Professor Raymond Gillespie, from Maynooth University Department of History will be our keynote speaker. There will also be presentations from Wicklow Library and Archives services on resources available locally, presentations from five local historical societies in County Wicklow and a group workshop session focussed on ideas for strengthening the role of historical societies in a modern day Wicklow.

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9.30 Register

SETTING THE SCENE

10.00 Welcome & Introduction – Deirdre Burns, Heritage Officer, Wicklow County Council

10.15- 11.00 Keynote Address by Professor Raymond Gillespie, Department of History, Maynooth University

Q&A

11.00- 11.30 Tea/coffee break

11.30 – 12.00: Wicklow Local History Resourses – Catherine Wright, Archivist/ Genealogist, Wicklow County Council

HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTATIONS

12.00- 12.20: Early Medieval Enclosures At Roundwood, Co. Wicklow :

David Menzies, Roundwood & District Historical & Folklore Society

12.20-12.40: Glenmalure The Wild Heart Of The Mountains , Sources & The Pathway To Publishing:

Carmel O Toole, Rathdrum Historical society

12.40-13.00: The Kynoch Explosion 1917- It's Importance To Wicklow As A Whole:

Jim Rees, Arklow Maritime Heritage Committee

13.00-14.00: Lunch

14.00-14.20 Know Your Neighbourhood (using maps, trade guides, census returns and other data):

Brian White, Bray Cualann Historical Society

14.20 – 14.40 It Is The Home Rule Bill That Has Done That Wicklow Women and The Women's Declaration Of 1912: Rosemary Raughter, Greystones Archaeological & Historical Society

WHERE TIO NEXT?

2.45 – 3.45 Group workshop (issues & opportunities)

3.45 -4.00 Concluding remarks



This event is co-funded by Wicklow County Council and The Heritage Council as an action of the County Wicklow in 2017. For more information contact Deirdre Burns, Heritage Officer dburns@wicklowcoco.ie T: 0404 20100

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